At Santa Rosa County Animal Services, we want you to always make adoption your first option! Whether it's from our shelter or another rescue, choosing adoption is one of the most important differences you can make in the life of a homeless pet.
Appointments are required for all visits to the shelter including adoptions. Please make an appointment online or call 850-983-4680.
We work hard to maintain low-cost adoption fees at $25 for a dog and $10 for a cat. We also have various adoption specials throughout the year, be sure follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates!
Adoptions include spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, initial dewormer and microchip.
Our adoption process is simple; after you meet a pet you would like to adopt, our shelter staff will meet with you to provide all the information we have about them, discuss your needs and expectations for your new pet, and provide information to help your new fur-iend make an easy transition.
We believe in having conversations and getting to know adopters instead of having stringent adoption criteria. Subjective criteria prevents good people from adopting animals and makes assumptions about the kind of person the adopter is. We believe in barrier free adoptions to help families find the best match.
Bringing your New Pet Home
Visit our Training and Behavior Resources Page for several tips on training your new cat or dog, introducing them to other pets and family members and ensuring the best outcome for the animal.
Learn how to keep your home a Fear Free Happy Home to ensure a safe home environment for your new furry friend.
Operation Furever Freedom
Operation Furever Freedom is a program designed to provide veterans, active-duty military, reservists and National Guardsmen with up to two pets, all fees waived. Military dependents are eligible for reduced rates. An active ID or DD 214 card must be provided.
Hometown Heroes Adoption Program
Hometown Heroes is a program designed to provide first responders (police, fire, EMS and 911 dispatchers) with up to two pets, all fees waived. First responders will be required to show an identification card when adopting.